Certification course work comprises three 3-day weekend traingings,
completed case studies and outside reading, and a 3-day Certification
Course which includes testing and graduation.
Completing all course work, case studies and outside reading entails
approximately 200 hours.
PALPATORY ANATOMY OF THE BELLY SERIES - 1 day / 8 hours each
1. Palpatory Anatomy of the Belly - Fascial Architecture
- Paired with Applications to Fascia, Fluid, and Energy, and teaches
the palpatory experience of the fascial support systems for the
belly wall and abdominal cavity and develops palpatory fluency with
the abdominal organs, the fascial architecture, and the metabolic
systems that power the belly.
2. Palpatory Anatomy of the Belly - Digestive System
- Paired with Applications to the Digestive System. This course
focuses on the palpatory experience of the digestive organs from
the mouth to the large intestine. You will also leave this class
with a working knowledge of normal physiology of the digestive system
and all of its organs.
3. Palpatory Anatomy of the Belly - Pelvis - Paired
with Applications to the Pelvis. This course focuses on the palpatory
experience of the pelvic bowl organs and the bony pelvis. You will
leave this course with a working knowledge of how to palpate the
bladder, uterus / ovaries, prostate gland and intestines, as well
as the bony land marks and muscular structure of the pelvic floor.
SERIES - 2 day /16 hours each
1. Applications to Fascia, Fluid and Energy –
This course explores various ways to work with the metabolic systems
of the abdomen and viscera including blood, lymph, and energy circulation,
the fascial architecture of the abdominal organs, the breath and the nervous
system. Detoxification and self care are also discussed and practiced.
2. Applications to the Digestive System - This
course explores normal physiology of the digestive system, as well
as many common digestive ailments. The course creates a thorough
routine to improve the function of the entire digestive system.
Organ tonifying and mobilization, nervous
system calming, fascial releasing and de-lamination and breathwork,
will be discussed and practiced.
3. Applications to the Pelvis - This course explores
the world of the hip complex, the pelvic bowl organs and the pelvic
floor. We will thoroughly examine the male and female reproductive
system, and elimination via the kidney / urinary bladder and large
This class takes a multiple systems approach to working with the
pelvis address postural distortions, organ prolapse, pelvic pain,
fluid and energy congestion, and reproductive and elimination difficulties.
CERTIFICATION COURSE - 3 day / 24 hours
This course is the culmination of the above course work + case
studies and will cover the following:
• case study discussions
• treatment planning
• advanced training on treating the entire body via the belly
• work with surgeries and scar tissue
• skill set improvement and advanced techniques
• marketing training
• practical exam and graduation
The Certificate Course is the final step in this process of approximately
200 hours of class room instruction, study, and practice.
This is an excellent and thorough program designed to give you
the skill sets to work effectively in the belly, speak intelligently
about your work to other professionals and to the public, and expand
your scope of practice into an arena that is virtually untapped
in the health care arena.
SPECIAL NOTES ON THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
You can enter the Certification Program at any point in the
three didactic weekends. The only requirement being that you
must take the Palpatory Anatomy of the Belly course before taking
its paired Applications course.
You may take any the Palpatory Anatomy of the Belly courses as
a stand alone program. Many PT’s, acupuncturists, yoga
teachers, and core strengthening folks find this option greatly
enhances their work.
You have 3 years to complete the Certification Program after
Teaching Assistants - you must apply to be in the Certification
Program in order to TA. You can TA any class that you have already
taken and repeated at least once. Thank you in advance for considering
For those entering the Certification Program after taking classes
in the old Integrative Abdominal Techniques format, the conversion
of classes to the present certification format looks like this:
• Integrative Abdominal Techniques 1 = PA
- Digestive System
• Integrative Abdominal Techniques 2 = PA
- Fascial Architecture + PA - Pelvis
Special Offer - If you have taken both of the Integrative
Abdominal Techniques weekends, you can take any of the present Love
Your Guts Seminars courses at the reviewer rate.
The newer classes are much fuller with more detail, better progression
of treatment ideas, and a different organization of trades and processing of class material.